I’ve got a little theme going today. It’s about Cicada’s and all things related….
I read an interesting article on the NPR website over the weekend about how the Cicadas are coming to the East Coast this summer. Scientists are looking to crowdsource information about their emergence and you can help by building your own cicada sensor.
Cicada emergence is an occurrence that only happens every 17 years and it has already happened once since I live here in MA (which is only 8 years) so I was surprised to hear of this event coming this summer. But as it turns out the cicadas won’t be out in MA in full force…it is all going down a bit south of here (more in NY, NJ areas).
You can check when the cicadas will next come out where you live at Cicada Mania.
Have you experienced a full cicada emergence? A few years back I was in Kentucky for a project when they were out there….it was extraordinary. The trees were blanketed with the creatures and the noise was absolutely mind numbing in both a bad and a good way — if you know what I mean.
I also stumbled across this free album called Cicada songs….I am really digging the track called Glorieta …. It is worth a listen if you are the type (like me) who is always looking for something new and interesting to listen to.
I love owls and spotting one in the garden or while hiking outside is one of those events that happens rarely enough that extreme excitement ensues every time. I think I remember every single spotting in my life — including the first time — which BTW was when I was probably about 4 and we…
I almost forgot, I wanted to share this garden by Alex Hanazaki as part of my Chanel inspiration. Something about the balls attached to the tree made me think of Coco’s pearls. Anyway, I still find it a unique and interesting design, I wish I could find more (and better) pictures of it online.
I have a question for you. What do you think of these fire pit rings (there are more patterns on the site)? Here is what I think — yes, please — and very clever. But, I am still not sure it is enough camouflage to make me happy about fire-pits that are made of these concrete blocks. Concrete…